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Dress to impress: 10 first date styles

By Tista Sengupta
Last updated on: August 10, 2016 08:48 IST
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Take a cue from our desi divas on how to nail your first date fashion, says Tista Sengupta.

Going on your first date? Now that can be scary!

Your heart beats fast. Your palm sweats. All you want is to make it a big success.

Don't panic! The golden rule for the perfect first date is to be confident and spontaneous. And to become this, you need to dress up well.

Girls, pick from these 10 celebrity approved styles that are sure to leave an everlasting impression on him.

Take a look!

Cool casuals

Parineeti Chopra (left), Priyanka Chopra

IMAGE: Who said informal dressing doesn't work on a date? In fact, men do like women who can carry basics smartly.
Show some skin in a crop top over a pair of low-rise mommy jeans with a long printed shrug thrown over and a hat like Parineeti Chopra, left.
Or dress up like Priyanka Chopra in a short chiffon blouse with high-waist flared denims.
Wear coloured sneakers or loafers and a bunch of bracelets to complete your look.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Parineeti Chopra/Instagram. Style By Ami/Instagram

Alia Bhatt

IMAGE: Don't let the rain spoil your date. Ditch the denim and don a cute little shirt dress with a pair of lace up peep toe ankle boots, just like Alia Bhatt. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram

Prachi Desai

IMAGE: Give easy-breezy separates a try.
Take notes from Prachi Desai who rocks the perfect date look in a pleated, multi-hue striped long skirt with a spaghetti ruffled blouse.
A subtle make-up and bright lips will up your style quotient. Photograph: Kind courtesy Prachi Desai/Instagram

Glam it up

Taapsee Pannu

IMAGE: Flaunt that fashion Goddess in you like Taapsee Pannu.
Go dressy in a choker neck one-shoulder jumpsuit with lace inserts on the sleeve for the special day. Photograph: Kind courtesy Taapsee Pannu/Instagram

Shraddha Kapoor

IMAGE: Cuteness lessons from Shraddha Kapoor: Wear a neon colour V-neck tube peplum knee-length dress with contrasting pumps.
Opt for a half-side braid to add the finishing touch to your look. Photograph: Kind courtesy Tanya Ghavri/Instagram

Deepika Padukone

IMAGE: Go subtly sexy! Try a bell sleeve off-shoulder top over a pair of culottes and high heels. A dangly pair of earrings will amp up your hotness. Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Sonakshi Sinha

IMAGE: Have curves? Should flaunt.
Make heads turn in a curve hugging, slit dress, like Sonakshi Sinha. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonakshi Sinha/Instagram

Quirk is in

Neha Dhupia

IMAGE: If you are one of the artsy types, go the Neha Dhupia way. Pick a quirky floral print pant suit. Photograph: Kind courtesy Neha Dhupia/Instagram

Sayani Gupta

IMAGE: Want to take quirk one step ahead? Sayani Gupta shows us how to blend drama with drapes.
A blue or red and pink layered midi dress -- make your choice. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sayani Gupta/Instagram

Trendy twist to tradition

Mini Mathur

IMAGE: For those who like ethnic fashion, there's a stylish new way to wear the sari.
Drape it like Mini Mathur over a pair of distressed denims and a printed blouse.
Slide into a pair of strappy flats and you are all set to go. Photograph: Kind courtesy Mini Mathur/Instagram
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Tista Sengupta / Mumbai